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#western building systems

# western-building-systems - Tuesday 12 November, 2019

Repair works cost State €40m after concerns over structural defects at schools

A total of 40 schools were caught up in the controversy over structural and fire safety deficiencies.

# western-building-systems - Monday 14 October, 2019

Building company facing legal action from Dept of Education to 'vigorously contest' any litigation

Some 42 schools constructed by Western Building Systems have been at the centre of a safety probe.

# western-building-systems - Monday 19 August, 2019

Building firm caught up in school structural defects controversy wins contract to build new hospital block Wbs

Building firm caught up in school structural defects controversy wins contract to build new hospital block

A total of 42 schools built by WBS were inspected over concerns about structural problems.

# western-building-systems - Friday 16 August, 2019

Western Building Systems calls for 'independent expert answers' into schools structural issues

Education Minister Joe McHugh gave an update on the remediation programme on the schools built by the firm.

# western-building-systems - Saturday 22 December, 2018

Minister for Education suing Western Building Systems after concerns of structural defects at schools

A total of 42 schools built by Western Building Systems were inspected over concerns about potential structural problems earlier this year.

# western-building-systems - Tuesday 6 November, 2018

Whistleblowers alleged to have raised school building concerns to Department of Education in 2012

The Joint Committee on Education heard claims that industry officials met with former Minister Ruairi Quinn over the issue.

# western-building-systems - Sunday 4 November, 2018

'Precautionary measures' work on 22 schools hit by structural defects to be finished this evening

Teams have been on site throughout the weekend to facilitate the reopening of schools.

# western-building-systems - Wednesday 31 October, 2018

17 schools found to have structural defects requiring works to make them safe

The assessments cleared only 11 schools to open in full without further intervention.

# western-building-systems - Tuesday 30 October, 2018

Work begins to reopen ground floors of schools shut over over structural defects

A total of 42 schools are being inspected over concerns about potential structural problems.

# western-building-systems - Saturday 27 October, 2018

10 more schools inspected over potential structural problems

Work on some of the schools will be carried out next week so the buildings can reopen after the midterm break.

# western-building-systems - Friday 26 October, 2018

Schools shut due to structural defects are to partially reopen after midterm break

The Department of Education said its “overriding priority … remains the health and safety of the school pupils and staff”.

# western-building-systems - Thursday 25 October, 2018

HSE reviewing hospitals built by WBS but says there are currently 'no safety concerns'

The company was involved in the construction of the extension to Beaumont Hospital.

# western-building-systems - Tuesday 23 October, 2018

Two more Dublin schools closed with immediate effect over structural problems

More than 1,200 pupils in north Dublin have been affected by the closures.

# western-building-systems - Tuesday 26 September, 2017

Fire audits ordered for more school buildings, but minister says they're safe

Bruton said Western Building Systems is still eligible to apply for government building contracts.